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Who We Help

The Grey Muzzle Organization provides funding for senior dog programs nationwide. Here you'll find a list of the organizations that have received Grey Muzzle funding. Please contact these organizations if you are considering adopting a senior dog, fostering, or volunteering.

Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients
Grant recipients include:
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Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.

Funded from 2014 - 2019

Fairy Tail Endings (FTE)’s Silver Dollars Fund, supported by a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, pays for single surgeries for senior pets, concentrating on conditions that profoundly affect their basic comfort and quality of life and/or increase their risk for surrender or euthanasia including: bladder stones/blockages, orthopedic disease/injuries, mass removals and severe dental disease.

Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (FTE) is dedicated to helping financially struggling families in Sarasota and Manatee counties (FL) keep their pets and provide proper care through financial aid, product and service donations, education and outreach. Pet parents already struggling to afford routine veterinary care, often feel forced to choose between surrender, euthanasia and neglect when faced with the escalating costs associated with senior and special-needs pets. In short, our mission is to keep WANTED pets healthy, happy and home with the families that love them!

Dina Fences for Fido

Fences for Fido

Funded in 2022

A Grey Muzzle grant is helping Fences for Fido improve the welfare of senior dogs who have only known life on a chain. Funds will be used to construct safe fences, provide insulated dog houses and shade structures, and ensure that senior Fidos get much-needed veterinary care. They will unchain senior dogs like Dina. A good Samaritan reached out to Fences for Fido when they learned that Dina was living outside on a chain 24/7 without appropriate shelter to protect her from the cold. Dina's elderly caregiver simply could not afford it. Fences for Fido stepped in, ensuring Dina had a warm dog house and a secure fence that allowed her to move freely.

Fences for Fido protects dogs from dangerous and inhumane lives at the end of a chain. They build fenced yards that allow dogs to move comfortably; provide warm and protective insulated dog houses; ensure spay, neuter, urgent, emergency and wellness veterinary care; educate with culturally competent empathy; and offer a dog food pantry to fill hungry bellies--all at no cost to needy recipient families. With the help of over 1,000 volunteers, Fences for Fido has unchained 2,870 dogs to date throughout Oregon and Washington.

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets

Funded in 2020

The grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow First Coast No More Homeless Pets to provide charitable veterinary care to approximately 32 senior dogs whose owners cannot afford it. This is especially significant in these challenging economic times as so many people are struggling financially and cannot afford the critical care their beloved family members need. Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization, senior dogs like Daisy Mae will not have to suffer. 

The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all, save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats and deliver a broad range of related programs and services. Its veterinary clinic and hospital, both located in low-income neighborhoods of Jacksonville, Florida, serve approximately 90,000 clients annually. 

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Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary

Funded from 2021 to 2023

Thanks to The Grey Muzzle Organization, Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (FLPS) can rescue six more senior dogs at high risk of euthanasia due to their medical condition. Grey Muzzle’s grant helps dogs like Nandor, a 15-year-old Pekingese, who was transferred from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control with an ulcerated eye and matted fur after being seen on the streets repeatedly walking in circles. FLPS provided him with medical care, including removing his eye, dental work, and grooming. Nandor is now flourishing in a loving foster home. He jumps up on the ottoman for bagel treats, is learning to swim, and, most importantly, has begun to trust people. Next up is his forever home!

FLPS’s mission is to help overlooked senior dogs in Arizona find their forever homes. Sadly, many dogs that come to FLPS are from owners who have passed or can no longer care for them. As a result, these dogs are in great need of medical attention. Forever Loved provides every senior dog with needed  medical care, ensuring they have the best quality of life and preparing them for their forever home.

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Fort Valley State University

Funded in 2017

A Grey Muzzle grant assists the Senior Dog Advocacy Program, a new SAFE Center program at Fort Valley State University.

This program supports the care of senior dogs presented to the SAFE Center by rescue groups striving to find forever homes for these animals, as a last-ditch effort to save them. The Senior Dog Advocacy Program will focus on providing healthcare and emotional support for senior dogs and will work to educate the local public on the joys and benefits of providing a forever home to a senior canine. They hope to assist an increased number of senior dogs have a comfortable and peaceful life.

This program will also serve as an educational outlet for their veterinary technician students to learn and put into practice the appropriate way to advocate for older animals, as well as approach various factors of geriatric medicine and animal care.

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Fort Valley State University’s State Animal Facilities for Emergencies (SAFE) Center is the only facility in the state of Georgia that was built for the purpose of co-housing pets with their families while fleeing natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms and other wide-spread disturbances which lead to displacement of people and their animals).

Foster Pet Outreach

Funded in 2016

A grant from Grey Muzzle helps to fund their “Senior Dog Health Fund” within the FPO Senior Dog Program.  These funds are used to provide the health care senior dogs deserve to live their best lives.

In addition, new processes for intaking, promoting, and adopting senior dogs have been developed to help decrease the amount of time senior dogs stay in the foster program before adoption.  

Foster Pet Outreach is a not-for-profit, all volunteer shelter alternative that saves the lives of unwanted pets by rescuing, fostering, and adopting them to responsible forever homes.

Foster Pet Outreach also seeks to educate the community in the topics of pet over-population and the necessity of responsible pet ownership. 

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Found House Interfaith Housing Network

Funded in 2022 and 2023

Support from Grey Muzzle will allow the Pet Support Program at Found House Interfaith Housing Network (Found House IHN) to improve the health of senior dogs whose guardians are experiencing homelessness or other related crises. Low-income clients on the verge of homelessness frequently cannot afford needed veterinary care, such as vaccines and dental cleanings. Grey Muzzle funding will help cover these expenses for senior dogs like Scruffy.  During Scruffy’s stay at Found House IHN, he received a medical check-up and vaccines. Scruffy and his owner reunited after finding stable, affordable, pet-friendly housing. When asked about the Pet Support Program, Scruffy’s owner commented, “My fur baby was so loved by them and well cared for. I don’t  know what I would’ve done without them.”  

Established in 2014, the Pet Support Program is a pet shelter within Found House IHN’s Emergency Shelter. It provides a coordinated care network for people and pets experiencing homelessness or other related crises to keep people and their pets safe and together. People have the best outcomes when they can keep their support systems and families intact, staying connected to beloved pets that offer companionship, emotional support, and other health benefits. Animals are best served by staying with humans they love and avoiding surrender to shelters.

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Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)

Funded from 2015 to 2017, 2019 to 2021, and 2023

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will support FACE's Grey Muzzle Fund, which offers financial assistance to owners of older dogs, like 13-year-old Blu, with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. This program works in tandem with the Save-A-Life Program, which focuses on life-saving medical treatment for pets of all ages, to ensure they can stay healthy and happy in their homes and prevent unwanted euthanasia. 

The mission of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of companion animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. FACE provides financial grants for pet owners who cannot cover the cost of their ill or injured pet's emergency or critical veterinary care. With a tagline of Saving Pets and Helping Families, FACE aims to ensure that no pet parent ever has to make the heartbreaking decision to euthanize or relinquish a beloved pet due to financial hardship.


Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter

Funded in 2018 and 2020

With the funding provided by The Grey Muzzle Organization, Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) is expanding their program, Senior Dogs Rock, which provides medical care to senior dogs. Through Senior Dogs Rock, FFOCAS enables the shelter to provide veterinary care for senior dogs with the goal of either increasing their chances of adoption or, for those with a terminal illness, ensuring their comfort and well-being in a hospice foster home. 

Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) supports the under-funded, open-admission animal shelter of Frederick County, Maryland. FFOCAS provides the financial and volunteer resources to enable medical and behavioral support for the county’s neediest pets. 

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Friends of Foothills Animal Shelter

Funded in 2021 and 2022

Foothills Animal Shelter is incredibly grateful to have the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization. This grant will assist in providing dental surgeries for senior dogs, which will improve their health, comfort, and likelihood of adoption. Funding will also help to launch a Return for Care program for senior dogs in need of dental treatment. Once adopted, senior dogs will be welcomed back to the shelter for follow-up care, including dental surgery. This will reduce the time senior dogs spend in the shelter and ensure they get the dental care they need to be healthy and happy in their new forever homes.

Foothills Animal Shelter is a socially conscious, open admission shelter serving Jefferson County, CO. They provide essential services such as adoptions, lost pet reunification, low-cost public vaccinations, and more. They also transfer animals to their facility every week from shelters that are suffering from overcrowding and a lack of resources. These animals are then given the time and care they need to find their new homes. They collaborate with good humans like you to improve the lives of 7,600+ pets each year, creating a better community for all.